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Justice Mohit Shah was sworn in as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court here Saturday.

Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan administered the oath of office to the new chief justice at a function in Raj Bhavan.

The ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, Chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Shivajirao Deshmukh, ministers Anil Deshmukh and Naseem Khan, Justice D. Bhandari of the Supreme Court, several judges of the high court and Mumbai Mayor Shraddha Jadhav.

Also in attendance was Mita Shah, wife of the new chief justice, and other prominent invitees.

Chief Justice Shah, who was serving as the chief justice of Calcutta High Court earlier, takes over from Justice Anil Dave who was elevated to the Supreme Court April 30 this year.

Soon after Justice Dave’s elevation, Justice J.N. Patel served as the acting chief justice of the high court. Justice Patel has now been elevated as the new chief justice of the Calcutta High Court.

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